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Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Catherine Fall, Baroness Fall is a Conservative Member of the House of Lords
Neil O’Brien OBE MP
Neil O’Brien MP is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, and previously co-founded Onward in 2018.
Gillian Keegan MP
Gillian Keegan MP was a member of Onward’s Advisory Board and is now the Secretary of State at the Department for Education.
Eddie Hughes MP
Eddie Hughes MP was a member of Onward’s Advisory Board and now serves as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
Kemi Badenoch MP
Kemi Badenoch MP is Minister of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and a former Member of Onward’s Advisory Board.
Sir Mick Davis
Board of Directors
Sir Mick Davis the Chairman of MacSteel and the former Chief Executive and Treasurer of the Conservative Party.
Will Tanner is the Former Director of Onward. He is now Deputy Chief of Staff in Number 10 Downing St.
Adam Hawksbee is the Deputy Director of Onward.
Will Holloway is Special Adviser to Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP at the Department for International Trade. Prior to this he was Onward’s Deputy Director.
Jack Kelly was Onward’s Head of Communications from February – November 2022.
Katie Fairclough was Finance Director at Onward, overseeing all of Onward’s partnerships and fundraising.
Head of Politics & Polling
James Blagden leads Onward’s Future Politics research programme and is also Chief Data Analyst, working across our research.
Ed led our Getting to Zero research programme.
Head of Science and Technology
Matt leads our programme on making the UK a science superpower.
Luke Stanley was a Senior Researcher at Onward and led the Social Fabric programme.
Francesca was a Senior Researcher at Onward, working primarily on levelling up.
Fjolla Krasniqi led Onward’s Social Fabric programme and now works for FTI Consulting.
Maria Priestley is a Senior Research working on our Science Superpower research programme.
Alex Luke is a Senior Researcher at Onward, focusing on the Getting to Zero programme.
Jenevieve is a Researcher at Onward, working primarily on our Social Fabric and Future Politics programmes.
Minette Batters is the President of NFU
Craig Elder is a Founding Partner of Edmonds Elder, and is a member of Onward’s advisory board
Richard Harrington was the MP for Watford and was the Minister for Business and Industry
James Kanagasooriam is a Partner at Hanbury Strategy, and is on Onward’s Advisory Board
Kate Rock, Baroness Rock is a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords
Lord James O’Shaughnessy
Advisory Board, Chairman of Social Fabric Steering Group
Lord James O’Shaughnessy is on Onward’s Advisory Board, and served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health
Seema Kennedy OBE
Seema Kennedy OBE is a member of Onward’s Advisory Board
John Lamont MP
John Lamont is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scotland Office and Member of Parliament for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Anthony Browne MP
Advisory Board, Speaker
Anthony Browne is the MP for South Cambridgeshire
Anna is a Senior Researcher in the Science Superpower team.
David Meller CBE
Board of Directors
David Meller CBE is the Chairman of the Meller Group, member of the Board of Directors for Onward
Board of Directors
Nick Faith is the Director and Co-Founder of WPI Strategy
Sian Hansen is Chief Operating Officer at C|T Group. She was previously Associate Director of Onward.
Guy Miscampbell was a Senior Research Fellow with Onward, and is now an Associate Director at Hanbury Strategy
Jessica Hopwood was an intern, and later a researcher at Onward, and now works at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Rachel Maclean MP
Chris Philp MP
Chris Philp MP is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and was previously a Member of Onward’s Advisory Board.
Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Tom Tugendhat MBE VR MP
Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP
Siobhan Baillie MP
Siobhan Baillie is the Conservative MP for Stroud, and is a member of Onward’s Advisory Board
Claire Coutinho MP
Claire Coutinho is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Education and the MP for East Surrey.
Lord Gus O’Donnell
Lord Gus O’Donnell served under three Prime Ministers and was Permanent Secretary to the Treasury under the Brown chancellorship
Martyn Rose co-founded Onward and is Deputy Chairman of Onward’s Advisory Board and Chair of Trustees
Hubert Keller is the Senior Managing Partner of Lombard Odier Group
Dr Rhian–Mari Thomas OBE
Dr Rhian Mari-Thomas is the Chief Executive of the Green Finance Institute
Guy Opperman MP
Guy Opperman MP is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion, and is the MP for Hexham
Harriet Baldwin MP
Harriet Baldwin is the MP for West Worcestershire
Baroness Barran MBE
Baroness Barran is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Rt Hon Professor the Lord David Blunkett PC
Danny Kruger MP MBE
Danny Kruger is the MP for Devizes
Jessica Oghenegweke is the Commissioner of the Social Mobility Commission
Mark Gifford is the CEO of NCS
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt is the Minister of State at the Department of International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Richard Holden MP
Jonathan Branton leads the Government and Public Sector Group at DWF
Dr Ben Caldecott
Speaker, Getting to Zero Steering Group
Dr Ben Caldecott is the Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, and a member of the getting to zero steering group
Alan Haywood is the Head of ESG at BP
Gary Neville is a football pundit at Sky Sports
Alison McGovern MP
Alison McGovern is Member of Parliament for Wirral South
Lord Mervyn King of Lothbury
Lord Mervyn King of Lothbury is a Member of the Economic Affairs Committee in the House of Lords
Jo Gideon MP
Jo Gideon is the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central
Andrew Lewer MP
Andrew Lewer is MP for Northampton South
Nickie Aiken MP
Nickie Aiken is the Member of Parliament for Cities of London and Westminster
James was Onward’s Events and Campaigns Manager until December 2022.
Bim Afolami MP
Bim Afolami is the MP for Hitchin and Harpenden
Ben Houchen is the Mayor of Tees Valley
Virginia Crosbie MP
Dr Caroline Johnson MP
Dr Caroline Johnson is the MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham
Robbie Moore MP
Helen Pidd is an Editor for The Guardian
Sir Richard Leese
Sir Richard Leese is the Leader of Manchester City Council
Cllr Philip Broadhead
Philip Broadhead is the Councillor for Talbot and Branksome Woods, and Deputy Leader for the new BCP Council.
Andy Street CBE
Andy Street CBE is Mayor of the West Midlands, and former Managing Director of John Lewis
Dr Russ Tucker
Dr Russ Tucker is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Ivy Farm Technologies
Victoria Prentis MP
Victoria Prentis is MP for Banbury and Attorney General.
Polly Neate is Chief Executive at Shelter
Miriam Cates MP
Miriam Cates MP is the MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Speaker, Social Fabric Steering Group
Vidhya is the founding Chief Executive of Power to Change, with extensive policy experience
Alison Jones is the Development Manager at the Little Hulton Big Local
Paul Scully MP
Paul Scully MP is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Minister for London
Rt Hon Brandon Lewis CBE MP
Laura Farris MP
Laura Farris is the MP for Newbury.
Tracy Vegro is Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Natasha Clark is a political correspondent for The Sun
John Glen MP
John Glen MP is the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Salisbury.
George Freeman MP
George Freeman is the MP for Mid Norfolk and the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
Maggie Throup MP
Maggie Throup MP is the Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care.
Katherine Fletcher MP
Katherine Fletcher is the MP for South Ribble
Dr Séamus O’Neill
Dr Séamus O’Neill is the CEO of the Northern Health Science Alliance.
Dr Kath Mckay
Dr Kath Mckay is the MD at Bruntwood SciTech, Alderley Park
Andrew Bowie MP
Andrew Bowie is Member of Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, and Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party
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